Open Sapce #5 at Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris
Open Space takes place regularly in different settings around Frank Gehry’s building. For Open Space #5, the Fondation welcomes the African-American Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey (1987-USA) for her first solo exhibition in Europe.
Drawing inspiration from history, through Ancient Egypt to contemporary America, from personal and collective memory, and from popular culture across funk, hip-hop, Afro-futurism, science-fiction and more, Halsey’s artistic practice is situated on the boundaries between architecture, painting and sculpture.
For Open Space #5, Halsey has created a new installation made up of geological modules – Funk Mound. These heaps in different shapes and sizes contain altars made up of disparate elements (new, found, recycled) that belong to African-American culture.